Are you living in Fuel Poverty?
In 2018 it was recorded that 2.4 million households in the UK were living in fuel poverty.
National Energy Action which campaigns to end fuel poverty, estimates 12,000 people per year lose their lives each year from health conditions arising or worsening from having a cold home.
A cold home impacts everyone, the young the old, the healthy, and those with underlying health issues. The UK Government realises this and is currently running a scheme to help reduce fuel poverty and at the same time tackle the UK carbon footprint and global warming.
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is the scheme. ECO was initially launched in 2013 under ECO 1. We are currently working under ECO 3 which will be followed soon (March 2022) by ECO 4 which will run until 2026.
Under ECO, qualifying households are eligible to have energy saving measures fitted into their homes to help to hold more of their heat in, and those reduce the amount of money that they currently spend to heat their homes.
Most of these measures are free to qualifying households. However In some instances, households could be asked to contribute towards the work as the grants available might not fully cover the costs of the installation.
Ecogee currently has more than £5M pounds worth of funding available over the next 12 months that can be and should be spent on improving your homes here in Liverpool and the North West.
With ECO 4 being launched in March 2022 and running for a further 4 years until 2026 Ecogee will have access to over £30M Pound’s worth of grants directly funded through some of the major utility providers. Currently Ecogee are working directly with Scottish Power and SSE/OVO Energy.
These grants are available to qualifying households (Households in receipt of certain benefits) and those households that qualify under their Local Authority Flexibility Scheme. Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council operate such a scheme ( Other local authorities operate similar schemes) and the details as to who and how you qualify can be found on their web site. Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility | www.wirral.gov.uk
Typical measures currently being installed under ECO are:
- First Time Central Heating.
- Installing a new A rated Gas Boiler.
- Loft insulation.
- Cavity Wall insulation.
- Under Floor Insulation.
- External and internal wall insulation.
- Room In Roof Insulation.
Please click on this link to see what qualifying benefits are required and complete your details and one of Ecogee ECO team will be in contact with you within the next two working days. In the event you do not see your qualifying benefit listed please use the contact form below to contact the Ecogee ECO team.